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Bára Halldórsdóttir’s Perfect Day In Reykjavik

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Bára Halldórsdóttir is perhaps best known for being the whistleblower in the notorious Klausturgate scandal, but she is also an…

Bar Changes Name After Political Scandal

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By the end of 2018, the local bar Klaustur had gained a lot of sudden attention. The establishment was the…

What Are Icelanders Talking About?

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The ongoing RÚV television series, Svona fólk (People like this), which focuses on Iceland’s queer history, reminded people of just…

Hatari To Support Klausturgate Whistleblower Bára Halldórsdóttir

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Whistleblower Bára Halldórsdóttir, who recorded the infamous conversation between members of the Central Party and People’s Party at the bar…

Legal Fund For Bára Halldórsdóttir Established

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Bára Halldórsdóttir, the whistleblower who recorded six members of Parliament speaking abusively about their colleagues in a public space, still…

Happening In Reykjavík: Weird Kids Run Amok, Bára’s Party, Dream Island

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As the sun continues to grace our pale, disbelieving faces, there are plenty of events going on to make the…

Klausturgate Whistleblower Compelled To Delete Recordings, Will Not Be Fined

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The Date Protection Authority has ruled that Bára Halldórsdóttir‘s recordings of six MPs speaking abusively in public constitutes “electronic surveillance”,…

The Art Of Being Seen: Bára Halldórsdóttir Will Bring Disabled Reality To Light

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While Iceland has a reputation for having a strong and vibrant social welfare system, Iceland’s disabled population often feels overlooked…

Icelandic MPs Protest Against Klausturgate MP Live In Parliament

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Two MPs for the Pirate Party flanked Centre Party MP Bergþór Ólason as he delivered a speech in Parliament yesterday,…

Klausturgate MPs Accuse Whistleblower Of Disguising Herself Like A Tourist To Record Them

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In a complaint filed with the Data Protection Authority, a copy of which was forwarded to Grapevine, four of the…

Gallup: Socialist Party Surges Up, Progressives And People’s Party Sinks

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Within the span of a month, the Socialist Party of Iceland—which does not yet have a seat in Parliament—went from…

The Power Of Accountability: An Interview With Whistleblower Bára Halldórsdóttir

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Bára Halldórsdóttir, a queer disabled woman who has long advocated for the rights of the chronically ill, found herself in…

VIDEO: Protests Held Against Klausturgate MPs In Front Of Parliament

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About 200 people turned out in front of Parliament yesterday to protest the fact that the six MPs involved in…

Happening This Weekend: Our Picks!

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It’s been said that January is the Monday of the months. We don’t believe that though, as there are so…

Appellate Court Confirms District Court Ruling On Klaustur Case

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Few options are remaining for the four MPs who decided to take legal action against whistleblower Bára Halldórsdóttir in the…

Polls: Centre Party Keeps Sinking, Progressives Rise Up

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The Centre Party, currently in the middle of a political scandal, continue to lose support, while the Progressive Party made…

What Are Icelanders Talking About?

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In a story that has made international headlines, three died in a fatal accident in South Iceland in the last…

VIDEO: Klausturgate Trial Begins

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Reykjavik District Court was the scene yesterday for the start of legal proceedings in the so-called Klaustur Case, as four…

Iceland’s Centre Party Tumbles In Polls In Wake Of Klausturgate Scandal

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The Centre Party, four MPs of which featured prominently in the Klausturgate recordings, have dropped significantly in support in the…

Four MPs Seek Damages Against Klausturgate Leaker For “Spying”

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Four of the six MPs recorded speaking abusively about their female colleagues at Klaustur bar have opted to take legal…

Happening This Weekend Jan 18-19

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This week the weather has not been utterly horrid in Reykjavík, which hopefully is indicative for the weekend to come…